Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The weekend, briefly

I'm done with jury duty! It was a civil trial, I'm very glad to have had the chance to serve and see how it works from the inside. I'm also very glad to be done. Things are going crazy around here!

{notes, blinds}

{potstickers!}

{gold fringe}

{cake topper, re-veiled}

Weekend notes:

:: The reply cards are coming in and it's officially exciting. I dive for the mailbox as soon as I get home every day.

:: We're trying to figure out a meal strategy for the next month. Our current plan involves buying giant bags of pre-cut and pre-washed broccoli and spinach and then adding in quick protein. Or eating frozen meals.

:: There is still lots of wedding chaos around - I'm at that terrible place where I have so. many. things started and absolutely nothing done that I can cross of my list. It's a midway point. The fringe is for decoration. The cake topper is partially done (new veil!).

22 comments:

  1. exciting stuff! i always turn to frozen veggies and potstickers in my busier times, they always do the trick.

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  2. Reply cards!!! Exciting!!! :) The fringe does look lovely.

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  3. Your cake topper is the best one I've seen in years. Awesome pick.

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  4. you sound so very sane for someone just a few weeks out! color me impressed, and admiring (as always) of your details. go team wedding!

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  5. I love getting mail that is not bills! This is even more exciting. Love the gold fringe.

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  6. yayaya Congrats! :)

    -grace

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  7. Love you decided on that cake topper! It's so fun! And yum....potstickers!

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  8. The reply cards coming in was my favorite pre-wedding activity. Even when I knew people were a "yes we'll come" it was still so tangible and exciting to hold those cards in my hand. So excited for you!

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  9. @ lauren - I think I am calm because I haven't yet accepted how far behind I currently am on my to do list. I mean, we do finally have the big stuff done. Food, drinks (+ bartenders to serve drinks), music, seating. Done. Decorations of any sort? Totally up in the air, half finished or less. But, I figure that even if that all fails, the critical parts are taken care of, so people will be happy enough.

    My heart does pang a little for the unfinished projects, but I'm an expert at cutting my losses. I will slash projects right and left rather than go crazy.

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  10. Those cake toppers are so fantastic! Glad you have some time to unwind off of jury duty and before the big event.

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  11. That cake topper is incredible!

    Lovely photos. I'm a new visitor and will be back :)

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  12. It looks like you are definitely getting there! I loved getting responses and totally dove for the mailbox everyday too. Stay calm, it's going to be amazing!

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  14. loveloveloveloveLOVE the cake topper!!!
    so freakin cute!!!!


    xo
    arrowandheart.blogspot.com

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  15. so glad to have you back - i missed reading your posts while you were away. i'm sure you're quite happy to be done with jury duty too! :)

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  16. awww, i had a skeleton bride and groom on top of my own wedding cake, adorable

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  17. where did you find your cake topper? i'm looking for something similar for my mexico wedding, but don't want it to be too goofy. yours is the perfect balance of traditional calaveras art yet not too silly!

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  18. @ el - I purchased the little figures from Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, but you can find them online from multiple sources. I just like to pick mine out in person! The round wooden base I purchased at a craft store and painted myself.

    I did take off the original veil that came with the bride and gave her a new one - the original veil was way too traditional for me.

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  19. ah, Olivera street! Should have know. Thanks!

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  20. Where did you get that fab gold fringe!? My wedding is in two weeks! Eeek.

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  21. @ andrea - the gold fringe is from Oriental Trading Company! I like it, although I was hoping for a lighter gold. This one is a little yellower than I'd wanted, but I'm still going to use it.

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